Wheeler, Texas: Moon Astronaut Statue

Bronze statue of hometown hero Alan Bean, the 4th man on the moon. Depicted on tiptoe in an anonymous moon suit as he skipped across the lunar surface. Unveiled by Bean on Sep. 16, 2016.

Address:
US Hwy 83, Wheeler, TX
Directions:
North edge of town, on the west side of US Hwy 83, in front of West-Passons Post #138, and just south of the high school football field.
Admission:
Free
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Museum.

Moon Astronaut Statue

Rhonda, a member of the volunteer board, opened up the museum and we explored all the artifacts! She let us in although they weren't open and had fascinating knowledge of the history of Captain Alan Bean! She says that the NASA suit is a perfect example of the actual suit worn on the moon by Bean.

[Gene W, 06/09/2018]

Astronaut.

Moon Astronaut Alan Bean.

Further than I thought it would be. Somewhat of a letdown unless you're just really into astronauts.

[Annakate, 01/03/2017]

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